Hunger Games versus Battle Royale — fighting for originality

The anxiously anticipated film The Hunger Games hits theaters this Friday, but did you know that a long running plagiarism controversy surrounds the young adult story about teens battling each other to the death in a live television show? Many believe that the book by Suzanne Collins (and the upcoming movie) was at least partially ripped-off […]

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‘Cult Classics’ is BACK…to the Future

It was heartbreaking to see Mesa’s retro grindhouse theater, The Royale, close its doors at the end of 2011, but as the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” Local artist, film buff and Royale associate Victor Moreno has taken that adage to heart and will be continuing to showcase genre favorites with his Cult Classics screenings now showing at the MADCAP Theater in Tempe.

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FearCON IV: Horror cinema and more on Judgment Day

Whether you believe that Saturday begins the end of days or not, May 21 will indeed be a day of horror. That’s because FearCON IV, the fourth annual Phoenix Fear Film Festival and Convention, will bring world-premiere short and feature-length indie horror films to Tempe’s MADCAP Theaters on Mill Avenue. In addition to cast and […]

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